Mending Mind, Muscle
Counseling. Coaching. Consulting.
What if ...
You woke up every day feeling in control of your stress responses?
Your body out-performed most of the people in your gym or age-group?
You no longer felt captive to your moods or emotional eating?
You knew exactly how to dial in your food & fitness to perfectly fit your lifestyle?
You could easily grow & maintain muscle & strength?
You could achieve a lean body whenever you wanted?
I help overstressed, under-nourished people who:
Are experiencing a plateau in their fitness or body goals
Enjoy weightlifting or want to learn how to include it in their routine
Spent years caring for others, at the expense of their OWN self-care.
Are ready to eat for their personal metabolism & be freed from emotional eating.
Want to LEARN how to manage their stress & get a hold of their emotions.
Want to be a badass in the gym & in life.
I turned 40 and decided it was time to grow up and learn how to care for a human body properly. I went from a size 18 couch potato to a size 6 runner who regularly hits 10-15 miles on a weekend, who eats wayyy more food than pretty much everyone I know. Vanessa is inspiring and encouraging, and really, REALLY knows her stuff. The proper food is a shockingly massive amount at times & the recommended amount of time on exercise is shockingly low! Yet it magically works ...
- Sarah S.
I was stuck. Lots of workout and little to no changes to weight or muscle mass. Life was a frustrating cycle of hours at the gym and nothing to show for it. Now, I am stronger, leaner and down 2 sizes. Vanessa is straight forward and honest, but always positive and encouraging. The most surprising part of the program is that I got to eat more than I thought. Vanessa creates a program that fits the person and their life style. She's the best!
- Denise Z.
I was done having kids and wanted to get my body back on track. I lost about 20 pounds and gained back a lot of confidence. I also learned a ton as well! Vanessa is realistic & makes sure that I know that we aren't all perfect, and adjusts her programs for LIFE. I really like how she tries to get to know my personality and my home life because these are such important attributes when being successful in a nutrition program! She knows a lot more than many nutritionists and that she cares about her clients- she really and truly personalizes her plans to what works best for your life.
- Angie S.
Every time I work with Vanessa, I learn something new about what works for my body & metabolism. Eating clean is not one-size-fits-all. I learned I'm really sensitive to starches & should eat them only close to my workouts. I tolerate fruits much better. I'm glad to have somebody push me to uncomfortable places & a support group that understands the journey.